Ravenloft - Carrion Crown
Steward of the Skein
Herald of Pharasma
Steward of the Skein CR 15
Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 302 (Amazon), Pathfinder #44: Trial of the Beast pg. 90 (Amazon)
N Medium outsider (extraplanar, herald, psychopomp, shapechanger)
Init 4 deflection, 95); fast healing 5
Fort 7 plus gaze)
Special Attacks gaze, tugging strands (Fate subdomainAPG, 3/day)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th; concentration 28 disarm); CMD 49 (51 vs. disarm)
Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Spell Penetration
Skills Bluff +19, Diplomacy +16, Fly +15, Handle Animal +16, Heal +27, Intimidate +28, Knowledge (history, planes, religion) +26, Knowledge (nature) +13, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Stealth +15
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ change shape (incorporeal form), spirit touchB4
Environment any (Boneyard)
Fate Aura (Su) The herald’s aura acts as consecrate and grants her a +4 deflection bonus to AC, a +5 insight bonus to AC, and a +4 resistance bonus on saving throws. Any creature striking the herald from within her aura either is blinded or takes 1d6 points of Strength damage (herald’s choice, Will DC 25 negates). The save DC is Charisma-based.
Gaze (Su) Dazed 2d6 rounds (or stunned if 5 HD or fewer, or held for 2d6 rounds if undead), 60 feet; Will DC 25 negates. A creature that succeeds at its save is immune to the gaze for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting effect (or a necromancy effect against undead). The save DC is Charisma-based.
Incorporeal Form (Su) When incorporeal, the herald can use her spell-like abilities and gaze attack but can’t make slam attacks.
The Steward of the Skein is Pharasma’s foremost agent, a mighty warrior sent to restore the balance of fate, announce auspicious births or deaths, or stem a rising tide of undeath. She often appears as an incorporeal shade, making a pronouncement and then fading away, though countless creatures over the eons have fallen under her armored fists. She stands about 7 feet tall but weighs a mere 200 pounds.